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So, I wanted to really start with the concept of a checklist. And not the traditional checklist that we talk about on what we prepare for and what we do on the day, or how we how we plan our hierarchy of approaches on the day. I'm talking about a checklist of what actions a house might be faced with, and what considerations we might use that checklist of mechanisms that could attack a house to really deeply consider how our house and surroundings might respond.
I'm here to present about the topic of how houses are destroyed by bushfire. I will start with the broader landscape topic, and as we move through we'll get closer and closer to the structure and then finally work through the structure itself
I'm looking forward to presenting on water tanks and pumps and spray systems as an augmentation to our protection systems. I guess the challenge with these types of systems is they're active. They're not passive systems like using the right types of materials that aren't affected by fire themselves. And in active systems, there's always the issue of, will they operate, are they reliable, will they work under the conditions
I’ve spent roughly 26 years delving into the nooks and crannies of how to improve our houses in the wake of bushfires.
In terms of a bushfire itself, we do a unique thing and actually study bushfires from the perspective of the house. So, what is it like to experience a bushfire from the house's perspective? And, I guess once you put that lens on, you start to imagine what experiential processes this house will experience, and what are the mechanisms and processes of how it might respond to those things.